From Brooklyn: Johanna Unzueta’s Art Diary

We are so happy that we remain connected to our wonderful exhibiting artist Johanna Unzueta, even in lockdown and currently separated by the Atlantic Ocean. From her home studio in Brooklyn, New York, Johanna has created these short videos giving personal insights into her exhibition at the gallery – and now online – Tools for Life.

Discover what Johanna has hanging on her wall, what the view is like from her window, and see some of her early felt works dating back to 1999.

Filmed in her art-filled home studio, Johanna shares the process of making her recognisable chain sculptures. You may spot that the sculpture is an early prototype for larger felt works, some of which feature in her exhibition, Tools for Life.

Part two of Johanna’s introduction to her felt sculptures features some of the found objects given new life through Johanna’s work. Wooden spools sourced from old textiles factories, flea markets and second hand shops add movement to these tactile chain sculptures.

In this art diary entry, Johanna shows us her sketchbook of drawing experiments dating back to 2013, including a sneak peek at the very first sketch that developed into her signature organically inspired, geometric drawing series.

Are you keeping a sketchbook and want to show us? Are you finding new ways to be creative at home or rediscovering past work or ideas? Share them with us! Simply tag us on Instagram with the hashtags #MAOAssembly and #CreativeConnections.

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